Posted On: 11/17/18 8:00 AM
The 2021 class in Washington has built quite the reputation for its production and potential at a variety of positions. The point guard position is much more of the same. The trend in this class is aggressive defending and scoring point guards. All of these prospects seem to play with a chip on their shoulder and that helps, as none of these players have elite size at this point. The plus with this group is each player is a legitimate two-way player. We suspect that more players from outside of the greater Seattle-Tacoma region will come onto the scene this season, but these players have created instant buzz for their outstanding play.
2021 point guards to watch:
Nolan Hickman, 6’1, PG, Eastside Catholic HS- The gritty point guard is ready for a breakout year in the Metro League. After a solid and steady freshman season, he turned it up another notch on the circuit with Seattle Rotary. His potential as an outstanding two-way player is undeniable and that makes him even more valuable. Don’t be surprised if Hickman is a double digit scorer, while averaging 2 or more steals per game. Eastside Catholic is loaded with young talent and his job will be to lead the charge on offense as well as defense.
Jaydan Wingo, 6’1′ PG, Garfield HS- The tough guard in the 2021 class has transferred to a completely new look Garfield team. Garfield has a new coach, seniors moved onto the collegiate level, and multiple underclassmen have transferred out. This may not sound like an ideal situation, but this could be the young Wingo’s chance to showcase his talent right from the jump. Wingo likes to make the flashy play at times, but it will be his ability to make the fundamental plays that can help Garfield stay relevant at the top of the Metro League.
Julian Agosto, 5’10, PG, Rainier Beach HS- A cat-quick defender who can make plays with his athletic ability. He excels as a ball handler, facilitator and utilizes a mid-range pull up jumper. Julian joins a a Rainier Beach team that is the favorite to win the 3A state title and plans to work on his vocal leadership from the point guard position. After a great summer with the Northwest Panthers, Agosto is projecting upwards.
Dezjay Perkins, 6’0 PG, O’Dea HS- Dezjay is one of the most physical point guards in the state. He initiates contact very well and has the body control to finish plays around the rim. He possesses good speed and a solid handle. He had dominant spurts at times playing with his Seattle Rotary squad and he wants to help lead O’Dea to a state championship. Dezjay has a good head on his shoulders and do not be surprised if he is a near double digit scorer and 5 plus assist guy. With continued progression on his jump shot, Dezjay will compete for the honor of being the state’s top point guard.
Omari Maulana, 6’1, PG, Life Christian Academy- Omari is an aggressive scoring point guard out of Tacoma, WA. He averaged 16 points, along with nearly 4 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals per game in his freshman season. Omari can handle the ball very well and has a solid mid range game. He did mention that his long range shooting and his consistency in getting his teammates involved are areas that he improved in this summer as well. The young point guard has received some interest from northwest schools, but he is focused on winning a state championship at the 2B level.